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Recent efforts for more timely updates and corrections to the Joshua Project 2000 list, have been fruitful. There are hundreds of changes from the original list of 1739, with some Peoples being added and some removed. AD2000 & Beyond Movement has printed an updated version of the list as of March 24, 1998. The new printed version identifies which Peoples are on the “updated” list, and which are from the “original” list. The hardcopy sells for $1.00 plus shipping and handling and can be ordered from

The Joshua Project 2000 list of unreached peoples is not a fixed list. As new information becomes available, updates continue to be made, even since the above printing. For the most recent information, you may download the database from the AD2000 & Beyond web site:

If you have verifiable corrections or updates, please send them to the list administrator, Dan Scribner Dan’s making REAL changes. I recently submitted a verifiable recommendation to him and he and Patrick Johnstone answered personally, to verify the change. It took us an exchange of 2 or 3 emails but we finally reached a consensus recommendation and now the list is more accurate on Crimean Tatars in Ukraine. So send in your suggestions! They’re listening!



Got a hankerin’ to learn some more Portuguese??? Want some devotional thoughts to present at your next neighborhood Portuguese Bible study? Well you’re in luck! Chapter-A-Day, by Norman Berry, is a free daily email published by True Stories and editor Mario Persona would be happy to send a daily copy your way! Just write and put SUBSCRIBE on the first line and you’re in business! That’s all it takes. You’ll receive daily scripture/devo. reminders — in English AND Portuguese! . . . for free! By the way, while we’re talkin’ Portuguese, check out the ” Thy Kingdom Come — Intercession Network” by writing


Thanks to Jim, a C&MA missionary in Cote d’Ivoire, known as “Mr. Resource” to all his friends, we recommend Sound Vision, tel. 800-432-4262 (if not in the USA use “Net2Phone”), email: They’ll send you a free catalogue full of CDs, videos, etc. Included are some REALLY cool tools for reading and understanding the Koran (it’s SO much easier to remember to spell it that way!).


Have you made the leap yet to a Windows/CE handheld PC or palm PC? If so, check out for a great little NIV Bible. This will make your Thompson Chain Reference obsolete!


lighting the way Thanks to all who have written regarding the limit to carry-ons on British Air, Lufthansa, and similar airlines. Here’s the bottom line: Yes… enough is enough, and all of us who have been bombed by some fat carry-on would like to see in-cabin limits enforced. But at the same time, even British Air is not enforcing the limit equally. I just flew to and from African on BA and on each and every flight they gave me hassles regarding my carry-on even though it fit in their “sizewise” gauge. My problem was that it weighed 13 kilos and for some reason, since it was on wheels, it was a higher profile target for them to seize. So — if you have to carry on some materials and you’re flying BA, choose a backpack or shoulder bag, not a roller carry-on (like flight attendants all use). And… the easiest solution of all… if you like your roller carry-on, don’t use BA or Lufthansa if you can at all avoid them. They appear to be the ONLY airlines enforcing this policy.


As always, check out all the ads in the latest edition of PC Magazine or equivalent. And in addition, here’s an example of a guy wanting to sell directly to missionaries: NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS! – Jetta Jetbook 7050 with 12.1″ ACTIVE MATRIX screen, AMD266 with MMX Processor, 48MB RAM, 3.1GB HDD, 20X CD-ROM, Windows 95 preinstalled. Also includes carrying case and one year warranty. All for only $1,817.00. For details call Bright-Line at 1-800-330-8474 or visit our website at — remember to check international repair centers on whatever you buy, to be sure you understand where it will have to be sent in case it someday needs service …. and they essentially will all need service someday. I just had to send my Dell Inspiron back for service … and service is probably what separates the men from the boys. So ASK!


Have you been following the World Cup? Exciting stuff. Just as exciting are the number of Christians and international ministries who are there making a difference. For one example, see on the web. If you don’t have web access, send e-mail to: and put
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Arlene and Neal are still searching for some real life stories for a new book they want to publish to help educate the Church to their responsibility in reentry issues. They will respect your confidentiality. If you’ve got a reentry story for them, contact Arlene and/or Neal at for more details.


Check it out at and see if you agree with the rulings by the US gov’t (beware the fact that that’s a VERY long URL and you’ll probably have to splice it together after you paste it into your the URL box on your browser). ‘Course, just because it’s illegal to do public proclamation, that doesn’t mean that you can’t answer legitimate questions on a one-on-one basis!

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